Super Science Saturday at the Boonshoft Museum

If you have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM), Super Science Saturday is for you! On Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery welcomes you to another fun, FREE-Admission Super Science Saturday. Themed STEM-a-Palooza, this quarterly event is a festive occasion that is an all-out celebration of science!


The Boonshoft Museum provides Dayton-area residents with science-focused programming and fun for the entire family. The educational programming for STEM-a-Palooza focuses on students learning science, technology, engineering and math in an interdisciplinary mix. It allows young people to experience the subjects as interconnected and apply them in real-world applications.

“Students who are involved in STEM learning now will revolutionize the world of tomorrow,” said Dawn Kirchner, VP of Education at the Boonshoft Museum. “We encourage their curiosity and challenge them to embrace the sciences with confidence and wonder.”

Schedule of Events

Time                     Activity, Location at Boonshoft 

10:30 am             Bird Beaks and Mini Habitats @ Do Lab

10:30 am             Artifact Encounter @ Discovery Stage, Vet Hospital

11:00 am             One World, One Sky @ Planetarium

11:15 am             Keeper Talk @ Discovery Stage, Vet Hospital

11:30 am            Crazy Chemistry & Phun with Physics @ Science Theater

12:00 pm            Fun with Star Trek @ Planetarium

1:00 pm               Wildest Weather in the Solar System @ Planetarium

1:00 pm               Artifact Encounter @ Discovery Stage, Vet Hospital

1:00 pm               Tidal Pool Open @ Second Floor

2:00 pm               The Sky Tonight @ Planetarium

2:15 pm               Keeper Talk @ Discovery Stage, Vet Hospital

2:30 pm               Crayon Rock Cycle @ Do Lab

3:00 pm               Fun with Star Trek @ Planetarium

3:30 pm               Crazy Chemistry & Phun with Physics @ Science Theater

3:45 pm               Otter Talk @ Otter Enclosure, Discovery Zoo

Each year, the Museum hosts a series of four events that offer FREE admission. On these special days, guests have access to our Special Exhibitions, Space Theater Shows (limited seating available), and public programming.

Mingling  among the guests at this Super Science Saturday STEM-a-Palooza will be 4 Paws for Ability, an organization whose mission is to place service dogs with disabled children and veterans who have lost the use of limbs or hearing.

The next Super Science Saturday this year will be Saturday, November 16, when we host The Dayton Science Festival. Super Science Saturday is a big hit for the young and the young-at-heart, with creative games and activities that challenge and entertain located throughout the Museum. Regular Museum programming continues as scheduled and Discovery Zoo animal ambassadors will greet guests throughout the day.

Mamma’s Boyz food-truck will be stationed right outside the front doors of the Museum, prepared to satisfy the hunger of STEM-a-Palooza guests at reasonable prices.

All Super Science Saturday programs and activities are FREE as part of the day-long science celebration. Visit for complete schedule of events.

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